Tiki Paradise Slot from Ash Gaming
This bright and bold slot from Ash Gaming takes Hawaiian Tiki masks as the central theme. This is the basis for a solid slot with some interesting options. You can choose from 2 modes before you start (high-roller or standard). If you trigger the free spins bonus game, you get to choose a combination of 2 out of 3 special features. With wild reels, win shuffles and a shot at some bigger prizes – there is a lot to like about this Tiki themed game.
This is not the only slot in the Ash Gaming range which has Hawaii as the theme. If you enjoy this game, you might also want to try Hawaiian Treasure.
Choose Your Setup Before You Spin the Tiki Paradise Reels
There are only 10 win-lines crossing this 5×3 slot. This does allow for some bigger line wins that you will find with the 30+ line games. You can bet from 10c per spin and up. You’ll immediately notice that there are 2 spin buttons on the right-hand side of the reels. These are the standard one (which says ‘hold for auto play’) and the high-roller spins button.
If you choose the high roller spins, you’ll get to a new screen where you choose one of the reels. Instead of a per spin amount, you will choose an amount to spend on 5 spins. During these 5 spins, you’ll have a wild reel feature and the potential for shuffling wins. This is where your choice of reel comes in. This puts up a frame, and if the stacked wild lands inside this then the reels will start to shuffle. These can move several spots, and will do so in a way which creates wins. If you are lucky enough to combine your wild reels with stacked symbols and the regular wilds – then these wins can be substantial.
Shuffling wins can even add free spins game symbols to the reel. Ordinarily, you need 3 of these on reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger the bonus feature. During the high roller shuffling wins, these can move to any reel.
Winning Symbols and Biggest Prizes
Wilds, which show a flame effect, have the single biggest prize. These are worth 250x your spin amount for 5 of a kind. You will find stacked wilds, which not only help create all-wild wins – but help make other regular wins with the other non-bonus symbols too.
The high paying symbols are 4 different Tiki masks. These are all nicely drawn with mock-frightening expressions and contrasting backgrounds. The yellow one pays the best, at 150x for 3 of a kind – all of them require a minimum of 3 to trigger a win. There are also playing card symbols in play. These have unique 3D and very colorful designs.
Free Spins Bonus Game
There are 3 special features for the free spins. You get to choose 2 of them each time. This varies things up a bit, essentially giving you 3 different flavors of free spins!
These features are a win multiplier (2x on every win), a wild stacked symbol on every spin, and consecutive symbols win. That last one puzzled me at first, since the whole idea is that consecutive symbols win. What this refers to is that they do not need to start on the left-hand reel during the feature.
There is no retrigger for this feature round.
Bright Tiki Design
The music for this slot is different to anything else out there – with a real tribal feel to it. You’ll get an even more upbeat chanting tune for the free spins game.
Overall the production is excellent, with bright and bold coloring and some excellent animations. The flaming torches of the wild symbols is the best animation – though there are good ones for the shuffling reels too.
Having the buttons on the right-hand edge of the reels shows that this slot is ideal for mobile devices as well as desktops. The bold coloring and distinctive masks work well on smaller screens of smartphones.
High Roller, or Regular Play? Should You Play the Tiki Paradise Slot?
This is a simple, yet enjoyable slot with some nice extras. I like the high-roller option and prefer to play this way. You get some extra action on the reels, and a better shot at triggering the free spins bonus game. Those wild reels can sometimes make a big difference, triggering multiple wins with other symbols.Choosing 2 out of 3 extras in the free spins round leaves you some room to experiment and find your perfect combination.